Almost exactly three months ago I posted on Caribbean oil, Caribbean drugs, and major players. Today, as a follow up, I/m posting a link to an article in Janes’ Intelligence Review titled (PDF file) South American cocaine trafficking operations shift towards Venezuela (via Venezuela Today):
- Cocaine seizures in Venezuela in the past two years have increased tenfold over 1990s levels, indicating its growing statues as a trasit country.
- Several Colombian cartel bosses are believed to have relocated to Venezuela to escape law enforcement pressure in Colombia.
- Allegations of corruption and complicity in drug trafficking among some Venezuelan military personnel reflect the potential for narcotics revenue to corrupt state officials
Read it all.
In other Venezuelan news, Hugo won’t be attending the Andean Bloc meeting, but Evo will.